Gershon Legman

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Gershon Legman
BornNovember 02, 1917
DiedFebruary 23, 1999 (age 81)

Gershon Legman (November 2, 1917 – February 23, 1999) was a folklorist, writer-editor and amateur magician.

Biography

In the 1940s he wrote magic booklets under the name "John Thursday". He became an expert on origami. In Robert Harbin's book, "Paper Magic", a letter from Gershon Legman was quoted which spread the news of Japanese paper-folding throughout the English-speaking world.[1]

Books

  • Magic Made Easy - 60 Tricks Anyone Can Do (as John Thursday) (1945)
  • Bibliography of Paper Folding (1952)

References

  1. DETECTING DECEPTION: A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF COUNTERDECEPTION ACROSS TIME, CULTURES, AND DISCIPLINES by Barton Whaley (2006)
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